Newsletter 8th March 2021

Weekly Newsletter – 8 March 2021

Dear parents and carers

As always, I have tried to keep the weekly newsletter as brief as possible. Please try to take note of everything in the newsletter as it contains important information and updates.

School reopening: Monday 8 March

It is brilliant to be welcoming all our pupils back to school today. We just want to say thank you for all your help and support over the last few months. Your help, support and encouragement have been a major factor in the children coping well with lockdown and continuing with their learning. Well done! Whether your child has been in school as part of the critical worker group or learning at home, this has been a challenging time and the return of everyone to school will bring its own challenges. I’m sure that, by continuing to work together, we can make the transition as easy as possible for our children. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to get in touch. Thank you.

Reminder: start and end of the day times:



Start of the Day (prompt)

End of the Day (prompt)




Year 1



Year 2



Year 3



Year 4



Year 5



Year 6



We are minimising any contact between the different bubbles to try to stop the spread of any infection. In the event of a pupil or member of staff testing positive for Coronavirus, the whole bubble will be sent home to self-isolate in line with public health instructions. In this instance, daily remote learning lessons will be delivered by the teachers.

‘Relationships and Health Education’ (RHE) policy and ‘Sex and Relationships Education’ (SRE) policy

Teaching our pupils about relationships and how to adopt healthy lifestyles has always been important to us at Hillside but it is even more important in the current situation. Please use this link to see our policies for RHE and SRE:

We are required by law to consult with you about these policies. If you have any questions regarding this, please contact school. Thanks very much!

Free testing reminder

Parents and other adults in households with children at school or college, who do not have symptoms, can now access regular, rapid coronavirus (COVID-19) testing. This includes childcare and support bubbles. Tests are fast, easy and completely free. There is further information under the Covid tab on the school website.

Link Club

A reminder that Link Club will be open again from today. Please liaise directly with Marie Guinness at if you require more information or would like to book a place. Link club will be maintaining the year group bubbles at all times.

It is more important than ever that we adhere to government guidance regarding social distancing and staying safe. After dropping off or collecting your child(ren), please leave quickly and do not hang around to speak to other parents. Parents collecting more than one child should collect at the later time only and children will be ready for collection at this time. I hope this answers any questions you may have had but, if anyone has any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact school.

Thanks very much everyone. Please take care and stay safe.

Kind regards

Craig Richardson, Headteacher

Contact the School

Helsby Hillside Primary School

Bates Lane
Helsby, Frodsham
Cheshire, WA6 9LN

Headteacher: Mr C Richardson
School Contacts: Mrs Julie Ellis
& Mrs S Tregilgas

Tel: 01928 722991

SEN Contact: Mrs Lynda Thomas

SEN Email: